Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers made a statement Friday night with six points, setting a new franchise playoff record as the Flyers rolled the Penguins 8-5.
The Flyers have a 2-0 lead over Pittsburgh after Giroux had a hat trick and three assists in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Giroux played 22:28 minutes, scored two goals in the second period then one in the third on an open net and assisted on goals by Max Talbot, Jaromir Jagr and Sean Couturier.
Couturier also finished the game with a hat trick and an assist. He scored one in the second and two in the third period.
The Penguins with the consensus regular-season MVP, Evgeni Malkin and one of the best hockey players in the world, Sidney Crosby, find themselves traveling to Philadelphia down 2-0.
Crosby has three points in the playoff series while Malkin has zero.